When Penguin Random House’s Vintage Books released Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian back in 2015, and I almost put myself into a coma due to how hard I rolled my eyes. Don’t get me wrong, I read all the original Fifty Shades, because I’m easily influenced and my FOMO is stronger than I am, but honestly I didn’t realize we were still beating this horse.
I’m ambivalent to announce that Vintage Books is releasing another of E.L. James’s travesties on November 28th. ‘Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian’ is the second book to tell the story through Christian’s perspective, because there’s nothing we need more than a rewrite focusing on the male perspective of a trilogy that came out 6 years ago, that portrayed an abusive attempt at a BDSM relationship, that began as Twilight fanfic.
“The inside of Christian Grey’s head is a fascinating place to be,” said James in a statement. “In Grey, we got the first glimpse of what makes Christian tick, but in Darker we go deeper, into his most painful memories and the encounters that made him the damaged, demanding man Ana falls in love with.”
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The original Fifty Shades series (As Told By Ana) sold about four million copies, so naturally, Darker will be released simultaneously in the United States, Canada, and the UK as a paperback, e-book, and audiobook, with a Spanish-language edition available in December.
Vintage/Anchor Books publisher Anne Messitte said the new book “is full of surprises”, but the only surprise I can imagine is this book not alienating the BDSM community further.
Regardless, I’m definitely going to end up reading it, if only so I can know what I’m talking about when I write E. L. James a letter requesting she makes the next ones As Told By Ginger.
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